Sailing in Ibiza, much more than parties and night
Meet Ibiza sailing on a yacht
One of the best-known islands of the Balearic Islands is Ibiza, an exponent of the 70s hippy scene, and a place for nightlife. But in addition to parties, the island has a great personality with coves to discover, typical Balearic architecture and areas where you can navigate by boat to get into a unique marine nature. We have special yachts to celebrate a party on board or in order to spend a relaxing day by the sea.
We go to the beach
A day of relaxation, pleasure and immersion in authentic virgin beaches. While we have the possibility of renting a sailboat to see these beaches and the crystalline color of the sea, we can also bathe in them. As the extension of the island covers 572 square kilometers and no less than 210 kilometers of beaches. Discovering its coves is something that is passionate. Some of them are Cala d'Hort, with the famous islet of es Vedrà; or the Platges de Comte beaches, ideal when we want to be practically alone, those of Platja d'en Bossa or Es Figueral much more visited and directed to families. Other beaches, which we have already exposed previously, are those of Ses Salinas and Es Cavallet, in protected natural environments.
Activities in Ibiza
Beyond dancing and drinking in the biggest discos in the world, Ibiza is a dynamic island, activities are happening so that sport and nature go hand in hand. Water sports are protagonists of the islands, sailing, sailing, regattas and excursions to rent a boat are the best activities to do in Ibiza. While diving is spreading, being able to see a sea of inner sensations.
Adventure sports are also done in the sea and in its mountainous areas. For example, go by bicycle to visit abrupt places, go mountain biking and hiking, horseback riding, observe the coves from a kayak or sailboat, or play golf in one of its courses.
The nature of Ibiza is varied, the forests and parks are confused with the sea, in a special color that transforms the island into a sea of calm.
After sailing on the boat that we have rented, it's time to go for a walk around its parks. We would name the Natural Park of Ses Salines, the Es Vedrà islet Natural Park, or the forests of es Amunts, perfect for outdoor sports and discover the fauna and flora that inhabit the Balearic Islands. Specifically, the Ses Salines Natural Park and the Es Vedrà nature reserve is the best known, grouping part of Ibiza and Formentera. It hosts small islands that arrive by boat on a fun day and the territory is rich in cliffs, beaches and some mountains. But the best is inside, that is, the marine world protected by underwater meadows of oceanic Posidonia. A plant that preserves the fish and oxygenates the waters and therefore has been recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Gastronomy, of restaurants on the island
Balearic cuisine has its charm and offers quality products that can be tried in its restaurants. One option is to take the food to sea on a yacht or boat and sail calmly through the waters of Ibiza, and at night visit its restaurants that provide all kinds of dishes. For example, among the traditional ones are seafood rice, bullit de peix, "frita de porc" and flaó, as dessert, made with goat cheese and sheep and mint. The modern restaurants are joined to the oldest, and the terraces of these let see a unique landscape next to the beaches.
Routes through the churches
After mooring the boat, we recommend a tour around the churches of the island. They are special, with a strongly peculiar architecture, in the form of defense, because they are the only ones in the world that were built for that purpose. Simple, always located in the center of their populations, they represent the life of their citizens and of different cultures. Among the most outstanding we can name the Chapel of the Sagrada Família, in Can Bonet; the Church of Cala Llonga; the Church of Puig den Valls; the Church of Sant Francesc de s'Estany; the Church of Sant Rafel de sa Creu; or the Parish of San Cristobal de es Canar.
The luck of having a place surrounded by the sea is that you can take a boat at any time of day and make excursions. Not for this reason will we forget their populations, the raison d'etre of the island, with permission from its beaches. From the tourist bay of Sant Antoni, the ideal place from which boats leave to set sail in different directions, to Sant Antoni de Portmany, which stands out for its bay and its spectacular promenade. Beyond the tourist areas, there are municipalities with charms, such as Sant Joan de Labritja, which stands out for the church of Sant Miquel or the town of Balàfia with extensive virgin and rural forests, and Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera, where tranquility reigns, that gives us the swing of the boats of Ibiza, and that has craft shops and good restaurants.
In Ibiza there are also other heritage of humanity that deserve to be counted. This is the case of the walled enclosure of Dalt Vila, a coastal fortress totally conserved, in addition to the neighborhoods of La Marina, Sa Penya and Es Soto, the old orchards of Ses Feixes, the Phoenician settlement of Sa Caleta and the necropolis of Puig des Molins , which are also heritage.